Don't-Miss Laptop Stories
This corporate ultrabook is as classy as it gets. It's pricey, but has good looks and a great feel, as well as top-notch performance and features.
This Chromebook is perfect for someone who wants a lightweight, portable tablet-like machine that has a keyboard.
As an idea sprung from Google’s view of the future of technology, the Chromebook Pixel is intriguing, even intoxicating. But it’s hard to fathom how it works as a real-world product.
Digital Storm's x17 is a good gaming machine, that's lighter than most desktop replacements, but it delivers less performance as well as fewer ounces. If you can plump your budget by $200, you can grab something like an Alienware M17x R4, which is more powerful, but costs $1974.
Dell's clever Windows 8 RT convertible tablet delivers sensational run time from its dual batteries, but performance feels sluggish.
With a Retina-class display and top-of-class build quality, the Chromebook Pixel is Google's answer to Apple's vaunted MacBook. But does the laptop's usefulness match its sky-high price tag?
The EON17-SLX is a gaming powerhouse, but can we really still call it a laptop?
This VivoBook occupies the no-man’s land between laptop and tablet. It looks like Asus is bringing the netbook back.
Surface Pro is a marked improvement over Surface RT, but the Windows 8 hybrid market is rapidly changing, so Microsoft's latest tablet may not be the device for you.
The CT15-A4 is an impressive thin-and-light laptop with loads of style and performance. It's actually not all that light, but you'll like it just the same.
This sleek budget machine looks good but lacks performance muscle.
Buy one for yourself, or give one away as a very generous gift. Either way, these are the mobile PC to beat this holiday season.
PCWorld editors select the best systems—desktops, laptops, and hybrid portables—of 2012.